Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

1 July 2018

Chase at Coggeshall

The Sunday XI travelled to Coggeshall today and were asked to field first after losing the toss.

After a delayed start (both sides were waiting for players to arrive), Coggeshall added 89 for the first wicket as R Rasheed and M Nadeem (9-0-56-0) went wicketless in their opening spells, but V Gedi (7-1-31-1) made the initial breakthrough. A further 46 runs were added to the score before P Kannan removed the other Coggeshall opener while R Akhlaq (2-0-17-0) replaced Gedi. The Cavaliers then took regular wickets, with Kannan (9-0-45-3) claiming the next two to fall before F Murtaza (6-0-7-3) bowled an excellent spell at the end of the innings. With R Rasheed (7-2-26-1) returning to take a wicket in the last over, the Cavaliers restricted Coggeshall to 184/8 from their 40 overs.

The Cavaliers reply got off to a great start as M Vinter and F Murtaza brought up the 50 after just 7 overs, and had scored 100 for the first wicket by the drinks break at 15 overs, Murtaza bringing his fifty up after just 37 balls. Soon after the break Murtaza was bowled with the score on 105, but captain N Jalib continued the momentum, adding 47 runs with Vinter for the second wicket. Once Jalib (29) was caught out, Vinter (who reached his fifty in 78 balls) and I Ikram added a further 20 together to make the score 172/2, but Vinter (54) was bowled with the Cavaliers just 13 short of victory. M Nadeem (1*) got off strike with his first ball faced, leaving Ikram (24*) to win the game with a four and a six; the Cavs scoring 185/3 in 31 overs to win by 7 wickets.

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